Edward received the Tony Jude Award for outstanding research at the conclusion of the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) chemistry and biochemistry program at the University of Arkansas this summer.  Edward researched “Expression and Purification of Cdc42 and PBD46, an Important Ras-Protein Complex,” under the direction of Prof. Paul Adams.  Edward is a chemistry and mathematics major and French minor here at Wabash.  This is the 23rd year the Arkansas chemistry and biochemistry department has sponsored the NSF-REU summer program on its campus.

Edward receives the 2011 Tony Jude Award.

      The Tony Jude Award was created in 2002 in honor of Univ. of Arkansas alumnus and former REU student Anthony Jude, Ph.D. ’98, who passed away in 2001. He had participated in the department REU in 1992. At the time of his death, he was an assistant professor of chemistry at UALR.

      The REU supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation.  The 10-week program allows undergraduate chemistry majors, who will be juniors or seniors in the fall, to carry out research in a chosen area, including: analytical chemistry, biochemistry and protein dynamics, inorganic chemistry and nanotechnology, organic chemistry, and physical or theoretical chemistry.  Participants present the results of their summer projects at the conclusion of the program, when the award is announced.

Congratulations, Edward!

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The University of Arkansas